When new gadgets come out rendering our once prized possessions, our older gadgets, we are often caught up in a moment of love at first sight as we anxiously calculate in our heads many times over the finances needed to pick up the latest electronic gizmo that has captured our fancy, reassuring ourselves that we can in fact afford said device. (Whether we actually can or not is another issue all together). So often however we forget that there isn’t just the device itself but many other accessories such as cables, chargers, pouches, etc. that cost extra and aren’t included with the original purchase. When we move from one generation to the next of a particular model line, many hope that the accessories will carry over, and, if the manufacturer is one that actually cares about customers and has an intelligent R&D team, being able to allow such backwards compatibility with accessories is in reality, not that hard.
Unfortunately Sony looks as if they are continuing their relentless assault on your wallet with the PSP Go. As the picture above clearly shows, a slew of new accessories are ready for the pickin’ for when you pick up that shiny new mobile gaming gadget that will suck down hours of your life everyday. Perhaps the most obvious accessory, the charger, now requires something other than the old mini-USB style charger the pre-PSP Go’s used. *Side Note* Moving to a more “proprietary” connector that is not nearly as common used as mini/micro USB is a stupid decision that will now force people to carry a cord with them everywhere they go as few will have the now newly required cord. I know I have at least a dozen mini/mico USB cords floating around. I hope that initiative consisting of various manufacturers all aiming to come together in the quest for consumer happiness and a single charging/syncing cable actually goes somewhere. It couldn’t come fast enough. Are you let down by the ‘ol switcheroo Sony is playing on your accessory bag and wallet?